How to charge your mobile phone from a power outlet in The British Virgin Islands

A page on how to recharge any mobile phone with a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using Micro USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type A power charger and charging any mobile phone using a Type B power plug.

British Virgin Islands power outlet

Differing region codes and plug types can all cause confusion when planning on visiting a foreign country if you've never visited before. This isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your mobile phone in The British Virgin Islands. This guide has been specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the mobile phone when abroad.If you're visiting The British Virgin Islands this page contains instructions showing you how to power the mobile phone using their B or A type 110 volt 60Hz plug outlets. If the mobile phone slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are visiting The British Virgin Islands from a different country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally electrical devices which originate from a country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts may take longer to charge or won't power up, so check that your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use.

These instructions are for a generic mobile phone and assume the phone has a standard micro USB port, Bluetooth connectivity and a headphone socket. For a specific mobile phone please visit the Mobile phones page for a full list of makes and models.

Charging any mobile phone in The British Virgin Islands

Can you use any mobile phone in The British Virgin Islands?

Yes, you can use any mobile phone in The British Virgin Islands.

The British Virgin Islands

What is the best power charger for any mobile phone in The British Virgin Islands?

If you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel power adapter for The British Virgin Islands to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of plug sockets that British Virgin Islanders use (types B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the plugs. If your mobile phone supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these power adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers on your trip to The British Virgin Islands. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage as well as being on hand for charging your mobile phone at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The British Virgin Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both The British Virgin Islands and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America going to The British Virgin Islands.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 5 USB charging ports. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, D,E/F, G, H, I, L and N making it suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting The British Virgin Islands. [7]
What is the best power charger for any mobile phone in The British Virgin Islands?

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your mobile phone from a British Virgin Islands power outlet

Using type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type A USB adapter to recharge your mobile phone from a British Virgin Islands power outlet.

  1. To supply power to any mobile phone using a British Virgin Islands power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [3] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. First insert the Type A USB power adapter into the wall outlet. This power outlet (technically known as a Type A power outlet [2]) can be identified by two thin adjacent slots next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cord into the power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on any mobile phone. These instructions assume your phone uses a Micro USB type B port. Please refer to the instructions supplied with your mobile to check this is correct and visit the Mobile phones page to see if your model is listed (please note that you can usually connect the cable which came with your mobile phone for charging with any USB adapter).
  4. The USB charging port can normally be found either on along one side or on the bottom of the mobile.
  5. Switch on the British Virgin Islands power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the mobile phone should indicate that the phone is charging, refer to your phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will typically take.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your mobile phone from a British Virgin Islands power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your mobile phone from a British Virgin Islands power outlet

Using Type B USB cord and a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter to recharge any mobile phone from a British Virgin Islands power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the mobile phone from the British Virgin Islands power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [6] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the British Virgin Islands power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 slots parallel to each other with a semicircular hole below for the slightly longer earthed pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB type B connector into the power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on any mobile phone. These instructions assume your phone uses a Micro USB type B port. Please refer to the instructions supplied with your mobile to check this is correct and visit the Mobile phones page to see if your model is listed (please note that you can usually connect the cable which came with your mobile phone to charge with any USB charger).
  4. The USB charging port is normally located either on along one side or on the bottom of the mobile.
  5. Switch on the British Virgin Islands power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the mobile phone will indicate that the device is charging, refer to your phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will typically take.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your mobile phone from a British Virgin Islands power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about The British Virgin Islands
  2. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  3. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, between $10 to $15.
  4. USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable - Used to connect USB devices which have a USB Mini-B port to computers, power supplies and other devices, priced at between $5 to $10.
  5. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  6. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, priced at between $10 to $15.
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at around $15.